ECCC Fan FAQs

HOW TO GET INTO EMERALD CITY COMIC CON

In accordance with state and local law and the requirements of the Washington State Convention Center, Emerald City Comic Con requires all attendees, exhibitors, media, guests, and show management staff to provide proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 or proof of a negative antigen or PCR COVID-19 test to enter ECCC. 

“Full vaccination” means that your date of entry to ECCC is at least 14 days after your final dose of an FDA/WHO approved or authorized vaccine. For our full FDA/WHO approved/authorized vaccine list, please see our FAQs.

For unvaccinated attendees – antigen COVID-19 tests must be taken within 24 hours of the event start time, and PCR COVID-19 tests must be taken within 72 hours of each day of entry to the event.

Individuals 11 years and younger must arrive with proof of a negative COVID-19 test as further described on our website, unless they have gotten fully vaccinated since the age group opened up for vaccinations.

Use clear health pass for fastest entry into the show

ECCC has partnered with CLEAR Health Pass, to allow for easy proof of COVID-19 vaccination status and faster entry. To get started, download the CLEAR app and enroll for free.

How do I get into Emerald City Comic Con?

To enter the WSCC, TCC, and Sheraton (ECCC Designated areas), you will need a wristband to indicate that you have either verified your vaccination status or proof of a negative antigen or PCR COVID-19 test. 

We have an offsite location at the Grand Hyatt in Leonesa Ballroom on Level 1 before you reach the entrances for ECCC that will make it quick and easy for you to verify your vaccination status or proof of negative test and receive your wristband.

For fully vaccinated folks: When you arrive at the Leonesa Ballroom on Level 1 of the Grand Hyatt you will be required to show proof of full vaccination, full vaccination is post two weeks your final shot of a FDA/WHO approved or authorized vaccine. You will then receive a wristband that confirms your vaccination has been checked and will be valid for all the days you’re attending ECCC. 

For unvaccinated folks: When you arrive at the Leonesa Ballroom on Level 1 of the Grand Hyatt you will be required to show proof of a negative antigen or PCR COVID-19 test The antigen COVID-19 tests must be taken within 24 hours of the event start time, and PCR COVID-19 tests must be taken within 72 hours of each day of entry to the event. You will then receive a daily wristband that confirms your negative tests have been checked. You will have to check in and get a new wristband each morning before entering ECCC.

STEP 1: How to Show Proof of Vaccination or Negative Test

Fully Vaccinated Fans

  • OPTION 2: This option is available for fans fully vaccinated outside of the United States, and fully vaccinated fans ages 5 and up.
    • Fans can provide proof of vaccination using one of the following approved methods on-site at ECCC:
      • A Government Issued Vaccination Record (paper or photo)
      • MyIRmobile
      • You will present a government-issued photo ID and an approved vaccination record demonstrating proof of Full Vaccination with an authorized or approved vaccine. 

Unvaccinated Fans and Children Under 12 who are not fully vaccinated

 If you are unvaccinated or not fully vaccinated, meaning that your date of entry to ECCC is at least 14 days after your final dose of an FDA/WHO approved or authorized vaccine, you must provide proof of one of the following each day of the event:

  • negative rapid antigen COVID-19 test taken within 24 hours of entry to each day of the event, or  

  • negative lab PCR COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours of entry of each day of the event.

Please note that all restrictions and requirements are subject to change. Please refer to our website often for current guidelines. 

STEP 2: Where to Verify and Receive Wristbands

Go to the Vaccination & Negative Test Check location in the Leonesa Ballroom on Level 1 of the Grand Hyatt to show your information and receive your wristbands. 

For vaccinated folks: Please keep your wristband on for all the days you’ll be joining us, so that you don’t need to re-verify your vaccination credentials. 

For unvaccinated folks: you will have to check in each day before the show to receive a new wristband.

VACCINE & PROOF OF NEGATIVE TEST CHECK LOCATION & HOURS

The Vaccine & Proof of Negative Test Check location is Leonesa Ballroom on Level 1 of the Grand Hyatt

HOURS:

  • Tuesday: 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM
  • Wednesday: 8:00 AM – 8:00 PM
  • Thursday: 8:00 AM – 7:00 PM
  • Friday: 8:00 AM – 7:00 PM
  • Saturday: 8:00 AM – 7:00 PM
  • Sunday: 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM

If you need to pick up your badges, Will Call at our registration area has moved to the Princessa Ballroom on Level 1 of the Grand Hyatt. You will not be able to pick up your badges PRIOR to visiting the Vaccination & Negative test Check Location in Leonesa Ballroom and receiving your wristbands. You must do that step first. 

If you already have your badges, you will follow our signage and head to the WSCC entrance staff directs you to.

WILL CALL HOURS

  • Tuesday: 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM
  • Wednesday: 8:00 AM – 8:00 PM
  • Thursday: 8:00 AM – 7:00 PM
  • Friday: 8:00 AM – 7:00 PM
  • Saturday: 8:00 AM – 7:00 PM
  • Sunday: 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM

CLEAR HEALTH PASS FAQS

ECCC has partnered with CLEAR Health Pass, to allow for easy, FREE proof of COVID-19 vaccination status and faster entry. To get started, fans aged 18+ can download the CLEAR app and enroll for free.

For the most efficient entry possible, all eligible fans should create a free CLEAR account and upload your proof of vaccination in advance of arrival at the show. Fully vaccinated minors (age 14-17) can be added to your CLEAR Health Pass as described below. 

If you are fully vaccinated and over the age of 18, follow the instructions below to complete your Health Pass:

  1. Download the free CLEAR app and select Create Your Health Pass.

  2. Tap ‘Events’ and scroll down to ‘ECCC 2021’ under ‘Entertainment’.

  3. New members can easily enroll using yourr government issued ID or as an existing members you can your verify  identity with a quick selfie

  4. Follow the prompts to verify your proof of vaccination

  5. Before you arrive, reopen the Health Pass tile to show your green Health pass and retrieve your wristband from the Vaccine Check Location. Be ready to show security your wristband for faster entry.

If you are a fully vaccinated minor (age 14-17), a parent/guardian must follow the instructions below to complete a Health Pass on your behalf.

Parent/Guardian:

  1. Open the CLEAR app on your device or use this link to download

  2. Tap the Profile icon on the bottom right hand corner

  3. Under the “My CLEAR” section, tap “Minor Accounts”

  4. Complete the enrollment process and then add in the minor’s email address, set up their account, and have them snap a selfie!

For fully vaccinated minors (age 14-17): Once your parent or guardian has set up your CLEAR account, all you need to do is:

  1. Download the CLEAR app on your (minor’s) device

  2. Log in with the email and password your parent or guardian set up with you

    • Tap the Profile icon on the bottom right-hand corner, tap ‘Account’ and scroll down to ‘Log In’

  3. Tap on ‘Home’ and then the white Health Pass tile and select the ‘ECCC 2021’ tile.

  4. Add your proof of vaccine through the CDC card upload option ONLY

If you are an unvaccinated adult or minor who will be tested for COVID-19, or cannot access the CLEAR app, ECCC has alternate methods of entry for you.

Trust and transparency are CLEAR’s top priority, and with Health Pass, users are always in control of their health information. Personal information is only used to deliver a frictionless and secure experience with CLEAR and ECCC. You can read more details about this in CLEAR’s Privacy Policy here.

If you have any questions about enrolling in CLEAR, please reach out to memberservices@clearme.com or tap “Get In Touch” in the app for assistance.